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Forceps and cotton applicator method of freezing benign lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11207695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Cryosurgery is one of the most common treatment methods in the dermatologists armamentarium. We describe a method combining forceps and a cotton applicator to freeze benign lesions for practitioners who prefer to use cotton-tipped applicators instead of a cryosurgery spray device. METHODS: We describe the technique using common in-office instruments. CONCLUSION: Lesions around delicate areas can be treated with forceps and a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in liquid nitrogen resulting in less pain and decreased collateral damage vs. traditional methods. For the most delicate areas, the forceps dipped directly in liquid nitrogen method is preferred.
R T Kuwahara; S R Craig; R A Amonette
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-13     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Tennessee, Division of Dermatology, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cryosurgery / instrumentation,  methods*
Polyps / surgery*
Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
Warts / surgery*

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